Doubts over Galway Pele goal

Last Updated: 30/06/14 12:18pm

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The Romford Pele: Might not run in the Plate

The Romford Pele: Might not run in the Plate

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Rebecca Curtis fears a big hike in the weights may rule The Romford Pele out of the Galway Plate.

Curtis had been favouring a crack at the valuable highlight of the seven-day fixture later this summer.

But after turning Sunday's John Smith's Summer Cup at Uttoxeter into a bit of a procession, The Romford Pele is likely to have to lump a big weight around the Ballybrit venue, forcing Curtis into a possible rethink.

"We'll just have to see what the handicapper does," said the Newport handler.

"He won't go over to Ireland if he gets a massive rise in the weights, it would be very difficult to win off nearly top weight.

"He's still a novice for next season so he could end up in some good races. If he doesn't go over he'll have a break now as he's been on the go for 12 months.

"Races like the Hennessy or some of the better novices will maybe be for him - you just don't know how good he could be, he's only seven.

"His jumping can still be a bit iffy but when he gets daylight he's fine.

"He could be very good."

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